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Strong's #522 - ἀπαίρω

from (G575) and (G142)
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  1. to lift off, take or carry away
  2. to be taken away from anyone
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Strong #: 1980 ‑ הָלַךְ (haw‑lak');  4853 ‑ מַשָּׂא (mas‑saw');  5375 ‑ נָסָה (naw‑saw', naw‑saw');  6275 ‑ עָתַק (aw‑thak');  6335 ‑ פּוּשׁ (poosh);  6805 ‑ צָעַד (tsaw‑ad');  7311 ‑ רָמַם (room);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


(cf. ἀπαείρω), fut. ἀπᾱρῶ: aor. 1 ἀπῆρα E. IT 967: pf. ἀπῆρκα Th. 8.100, Aeschin. 2.82: Ion. impf. ἀπαιρέεσκον, v.l. ἀπαίρεσκον, Hdt. 1.186:

I lift off, and so, carry off, take away, τὰ ξύλα ibid.; remove, τί τινος E. Or. 1608; τινὰ Σπάρτης Id. Hel. 1671; in IT 967, perh. get rid of, νικῶν ἀπῆρα φόνια πειρατήρια: — Pass., ἀπαίρεται τράπεζα Achae. 17.5; ἀπό τινος Matthew 9:15.


1. lead or carry away, τὰς νέας ἀπὸ Σαλαμῖνος Hdt. 8.57; μελάθρων ἀ. πόδα E. El. 774; ἀ. τινὰ ἐκ χθονός Id. Hel. 1520.

2. elliptically (sc. ναῦς, στρατόν, etc.), sail away, march away, depart, ἀπαίρειν ἀπὸ Σαλαμῖνος Hdt. 8.60, freq. in Th., X., etc.: c. gen., ἀπαίρειν χθονός depart from the land, E. Cyc. 131; Σπάρτης ἀπῆρας νηΐ Κρησίαν χθόνα Id. Tr. 944: c. acc. cogn., ἀ. πρεσβείαν to set out on an embassy, D. 19.163.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀπαίρω: 1 aorist passive ἀπηρθην; to lift off, take or carry away; passive, ἀπό τίνος to be taken away from anyone: Matthew 9:15; Mark 2:20; Luke 5:35. (In Greek writings from Herodotus down.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἀπ -αίρω ,

[in LXX chiefly for H5265;]

to lift off, hence, to take away; pass.: Matthew 9:15, Mark 2:20, Luke 5:35.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

For the intransitive sense of . = ";depart,"; as in Genesis 37:17, cf. P Petr II. 13 (5).5 (B.C. 258–3) ἀπ [ηρμ ]ένον, ";on your departure."; In the Paris magical papyrus 3082 Deissmann (LAE p. 254) ingeniously proposes to substitute for the meaningless ἀφαιρων of the MS. ἀπαίρων in the sense of ";make to go forth"; (as LXX Ps 77꞉26, 52 [MT Psalms 78:26; Psalms 78:52])—ὁρκίζων δὲ φύσα ἀπὸ τῶν ἄκρων καὶ τῶν ποδῶν ἀπαίρων τὸ φύσημα ἕως τοῦ προσώπου καὶ εἰσκριθήσεται. MGr παίρνω (also παίρω) is given as ";take,"; ";fetch"; in Thumb’s Glossary : it might equally well come from ἐπαίρω, but the meaning suits ἀπαίρω better.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
απαίρει απαίρειν απάραντες απάρας απάρατε απαρείτε απαρθη απαρθή ἀπαρθῇ άπαρον απαρούσι απαρούσιν απήραμεν απηραν απήραν απήρε απήρεν απήρκασιν aparthe aparthē aparthêi aparthē̂i
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